Deal Dive: VC interest in wildfire tech grows as the world burns around us
As wildfires continue to become a larger threat, the group of entrepreneurs looking to create tech solutions grows with it.
a16z will ‘continue to tailor’ its multibillion-dollar crypto funds to market opportunities, GP says
For this week’s episode of Chain Reaction, Jacquelyn interviewed Arianna Simpson, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz (commonly known as a16z).
Nash raises cash to help merchants manage local deliveries
The pandemic normalized delivery in the U.S. But even before the health crises struck, delivery sales at restaurants alone were increasing at a rate of 7% to 8% per year, roughly twice that of sales a
Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise
Lumos, a startup that wants to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprises to manage all of the SaaS apps their employees use, is coming out of stealth today. The company plans to take on the SaaS
How Bounce beat pandemic disruption and bagged a16z to lead its Series A
Bounce, a San Francisco-based startup that’s spent over three years building up a business which layers a number of convenience-focused services, starting with luggage storage and package accept
Republic’s metaverse real estate arm spins off, rebrands as Everyrealm
Over $500 million worth of real estate was sold on the top four metaverse platforms in 2021, data shows. Traditional real estate companies are amongst the many investors flocking to stake their claim
i80 Group has quietly committed $1B in credit to the fintech and proptech worlds
Not every startup wants to raise venture capital. And then there are those that do want to raise VC money but don’t want to use it for specific things. In recent years, a number of firms have emerge
Andreessen Horowitz goes into publishing with Future
Today, venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is officially launching its media property, called Future. I’m on vacation today but couldn’t resist covering this fascinating new project. The publicatio
Ben Horowitz will explain how to create and sustain culture at TC Early Stage SF
The hardest challenges to tackle are usually the most nebulous. Culture, for example, is hard to define, implement, cultivate and evolve… How do you structure culture within a business or organi
Where top VCs are investing in fintech
Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex
Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup?
For healthtech founders and funders, scientific claims and conclusions are more than policy — business models depend upon the lucid appraisal of clinical problems, evaluating inadequacies in current
Chris Dixon is coming to talk crypto — and much more — at Disrupt SF
It’s 2019, and most institutional money managers are still taking a wait-and-see approach to crypto assets, concerned in part about market manipulation schemes and other nefarious actors. Though
David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get and the firm’s fourth new GP since June
David Ulevitch has had some strange dealings with investors over the years. Now, Ulevitch is himself one of them. The founder of OpenDNS, a company that sold to Cisco in 2016, is disclosing today that
Gaming in Asia may be crypto’s killer decentralized app
As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technolo
Ben Horowitz is coming to Disrupt SF
It’s been more than four years since “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” was published, and it remains — including to minds of many of us at TechCrunch — one of the best,
Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe
Peter Levine has an interesting working theory. He believes cloud computing is going to take a back seat to edge computing -- and we will soon see the majority of processing taking place at the device
Leap Motion nabs $50M for its VR/AR hand-tracking tech
Headset-based VR and AR may be a bit slower out of the gates than many had hoped, but investors are still pouring money into startups looking to change how consumers interact with the digital world. L
VR social productivity app Bigscreen raises $3M in round led by Andreessen Horowitz
While there is much ink spilled over the hunt for VR’s “killer app,” over the past year a number of social apps have emerged out of the VR community that seek to highlight the unpara
Andreessen: “I feel 50 pounds lighter” without Twitter
Speaking at a Strictly VC event in Palo Alto, noted venture capital investor Marc Andreessen talked about why he abruptly quit Twitter this week. “I feel 50 pounds lighter” without it, he quipped.
Good news for the mutual fund company that holds the most unicorn stakes! Wait . . .
A new report may have mutual fund investors beaming right now — and traditional venture investors sniggering. According to new research from the data company Pitchbook, Fidelity Investments has